Starnes

Starnes (HMRQY)

Location: Fairlawn, VA 24141 Pulaski County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 8.213', W 80° 34.201'

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In 1746 "Frederick Stering (Staring) and two sons" were workers on a road "ordered" from the N. Fork of the Roanoke to the New River. Second son, Frederick Starn, Jr., "entered" 200a "below the Little Horseshoe" in March 1747. Other sons, Sgt. Joseph, Pvts. Leonard and Adam, served in the 700 frontier VA Militia under Lt. Col. George Washington, 1756-58. They were sent to the Carolinas for the 1759-60 Cherokee Expedition under Capt. Chas. Hart. Youngest son, Thomas, settled on the Holston but was driven back here by the Indians.

(side b)
Frederick Starn (Staring, ca. 1700 - 1774) immigrated to NY from the German Palatinate. With his wife, Mary (Goldman), and six children, he left the Mohawk Valley in NY to settle on the New River, about 2½ miles east of here, by 1744. A 1746, 500a survey designated the "Starn Place in the bend of the river". 200a were entered "on ye mouth of Crab Creek" in 1747. During the French and Indian War, Frederick Starn was wounded and captured by the Indians in July of 1775 but escaped. He is the ancestor of this large old Southern family who are of German descent.
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Year Placed1992
Placed ByStarnes/Starns Triennial Association
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 2:25pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 538189 N 4110143
Decimal Degrees37.13688333, -80.57001667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.213', W 80° 34.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 12.78" N, 80° 34' 12.06" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7535 Lee Highway, Fairlawn VA 24141, US
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